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Here are all the up and coming enquiry topics and events.

Topic Venue Presenter Date Time
Philosophy and War The Windmill Pub Southport Edmund 19/09/2018 19:00
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Is Existentialism relevant to society today? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 19/09/2018 19:30
Bring your Existentialist handbook.
Monarchy or Republic? The George Hotel (Bridport) 19/09/2018 19:30
Marx Study Group Jack Jones House Study Group 20/09/2018 18:00
We will be continuing our study of Marx’s early writings, tracing the development of his ideas, to inform a programme of reading ‘Capital’, to start in the autumn. The meeting on 20th September will be looking at Marx’s ‘Preface’ and the abandoned ‘Introduction’ to ‘A Contribution to a Critique of Political Economy’ of 1859. https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1859/critique-pol-economy/index.htm. Please note that we will be covering the ‘Preface’ and ‘Introduction’ (which appears in the link above as appendix) rather than the full text of the Contribution.
The Ethics of Research (?) The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Allen 24/09/2018 14:30
Taking on the Tech Giants The Blackie (Liverpool) The World Transformed 25/09/2018 12:30
What is Art? Bluecoat Art Centre (Liverpool) Paul Doran 25/09/2018 13:00
OPEN FORUM The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) 25/09/2018 18:30
Wisdom ... ? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Chris 25/09/2018 19:15
What difference: men/women? The Halfway House (Childwall) Derek Cowley 27/09/2018 19:15
Reason, Instinct and Emotion Reason, The Friday Forum (Liverpool) David 28/09/2018 14:00
Stimulus to follow
What rights should animals have? The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Pauline 01/10/2018 14:30
How much does gender/sex matter? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 01/10/2018 19:00
Grand Opening! The Dog & Partridge (Sheffield) Rosie 01/10/2018 19:45
Open Forum Rose and Crown (Bebington Village) The group 03/10/2018 13:30
Consumerism The Cock Hotel (Wellington) 03/10/2018 19:00
What is the philosophical nature of colour? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 03/10/2018 19:30
Express yourself in purple prose. Or not.
Regeneration The Queen Hotel Group 07/10/2018 13:00
Chester LIPS (CLIPS)
Is perception universal? The Red Lion (Stockton Heath) 08/10/2018 07:00
How useful is language? The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Edna 08/10/2018 14:30
Philosophy of Religion The Woodthorpe (Prestwich) Aubrey 08/10/2018 20:00
The Ethics of Belief Bluecoat Art Centre (Liverpool) The group 09/10/2018 13:00
Can anger be justified? The Halfway House (Childwall) Open forum 11/10/2018 19:15
Political Philosophy The Casa Bar (Liverpool) Alan Barton 13/10/2018 11:00
For the last few years the CASA group has met on Saturday mornings once a month. Discussions have been interesting and productive. However, due to a coincidence of stalwarts having other commitments, we have not succeeded in getting together since January. We are having a re-launch. The emphasis is loosely on political philosophy. Topic is “Do we need the nation-state to protect us against the internet?” – That loose! (Alan)
Happiness (?) The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Open forum 15/10/2018 14:30
Two Serious Ladies The Vernon Mary 15/10/2018 18:30
Literature in Pubs
Are men and women treated the same under the law? If not, why not? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 17/10/2018 19:30
Will the ladies listen politely whilst the men sort this one out? Should they?
Effective altruism The George Hotel (Bridport) 17/10/2018 19:30
What is the Highest Virtue? The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Paul 22/10/2018 14:30
Are lies ever justifiable The Halfway House (Childwall) Greg 25/10/2018 19:15
Which wars are just? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 05/11/2018 19:00
To be arranged The Dog & Partridge (Sheffield) The Group 05/11/2018 19:45
Patriotism? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 07/11/2018 19:30
Is it more than shouting for the World Cup?
Emergent Spirituality The Woodthorpe (Prestwich) Len 12/11/2018 20:00
The Human Stain The Vernon Mike 19/11/2018 18:30
Literature in Pubs (LIPS)
Can we experience anything objectively? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 21/11/2018 19:30
Look up 'Objectively' in the dictionary.
tba The George Hotel (Bridport) 21/11/2018 19:30
1) most important + 2) most enjoyable books. The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 03/12/2018 19:00
To be arranged The Dog & Partridge (Sheffield) The Group 03/12/2018 19:45
Do we need bad ideas to help us find good ones? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Peter 05/12/2018 19:30
I never have bad ideas, so I dont know. Really...
Annual Xmas Lecture The Woodthorpe (Prestwich) Phil 10/12/2018 20:00
Christmas Party The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Merseyside committee 14/12/2018 19:00
Burmese Days The Vernon Derek 17/12/2018 18:30
Literature in Pubs Liverpool (LIPS)
Open Forum The Blue Bell (Eccles) 19/12/2018 19:30
This may involve tinsel...
Resolution discussion The Blue Bell (Eccles) Peter 02/01/2019 19:30
Never again......
Are electronic friends the same as face-to-face friends? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Jenny 16/01/2019 19:30
At least you can switch them off...
Consumerism - Is it the end of the world as we know it? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 06/02/2019 19:30
If the world hasn't ended before then.
Are my principles more important than your life? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Peter 20/02/2019 19:30
Is it a difficult decision?
We choose the evenings topic on the night The Exchange (Leicester) Group 02/12/2020 00:00